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Unidentified fragments of sphinx

Two fragments of sculpture that appear to be part of the sphinx sculpture. One piece has one sculpted surface, the other has no worked surfaces. Black granodiorite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B900 Ex.1 debris. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, 1427–1400 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other (Largest): 5.5 x 4.9 x 2.2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 7/8 in.) Other (Smallest): 6.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm (2 9/16 x 9/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

19-12-93.3

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture